Posted on May 21, 2013 by run4joy59
They do love each other…when they’re asleep!
I couldn’t believe it when I saw this yesterday. I ran (okay, hobbled) to get the camera, hoping I wouldn’t wake them up before I got a picture or two. Who would ever have thought that they’d sleep next to each other? Now the next step is to get them to sleep cuddled up together…anything’s possible, right?
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Posted on April 10, 2013 by run4joy59
Nah…not Spooky and Scout, unfortunately. Spook still torments poor Scout even though Scout weighs twice as much as Spook does. Scout will be minding her own business and when Spook walks into the room, she quickly walks right up to Scout and starts gnawing on her leg. She doesn’t hurt her at all so it’s kind of funny to watch how the kitten jumps over her to make her escape. Every once in a while, Scout will lift a paw as if to fight, but nothing much happens. It could be a lot worse, I guess.
Fat little Scout
Scout doesn’t usually look like she’s this fat, but it looks like I’m going to have to cut back on her treats. It’s hard to believe she was that cute little kitten not even a year ago and now she’s this huge, but still cute, all grown up cat.
And then there’s the light-weight, weighing in at only 5 pounds, Spooky. She looks like she weighs more than she does because her fur is fluffy, but when you pick her up, you can tell she weighs just a little bit of nothing. But she still rules the roost.
My little kitty pals were good company when I was sick, always right there beside me keeping me warm. So I guess they both deserve a few treats. Maybe I’ll have to teach Scout how to use the treadmill!! Sounds like an interesting blog post, doesn’t it?
- Kitty island (jennylynnaroundtheworld.wordpress.com)
- Playing with the Kitties… (poolsidemusings.wordpress.com)
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Posted on December 26, 2012 by run4joy59
I had to be at work at 5 this morning…it was snowing, but the full brunt of the storm hadn’t hit yet at that time. We were at work for a few minutes when the phone started ringing…and ringing again and again…with call-ins. I couldn’t really blame any of the associates for calling in…the snow had started coming down hard with a nasty wind blowing it all over the place. After talking with the district manager, we decided not to open for the day and headed out. Holy moly, the roads were in much more treacherous condition than they’d been only two hours earlier. I turned a corner and the back end of my car fishtailed…it was good to see that the instinct to turn into the skid was still there (from all of those years of driving on snow-covered country roads). When I was almost home, the visibility was so bad that I couldn’t see anything in front of me. Finally made it home and trudged through the drifted snow…I changed out of my wet clothes and tried to warm up. Ahh…it was so good to be home, safe and sound.
Later in the day, I decided to see how things looked outside…
What is this?
Spook trying to decide what to do about the snow drifted up against the kitchen door. She’s a pretty smart kitty, she decided to walk away.
- Blizzard Walking (everythingisblooming.wordpress.com)
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Posted on December 3, 2012 by run4joy59
English: Image of an Appalachian Bewildered Cat dressed for Christmas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
…and I’ll sure be glad to see it get here. I’m exhausted! This weekend was a nightmare…super busy (okay, that wasn’t the nightmare part…being busy is a good thing) and I had so many call-ins…and today was just more of the same as far as call-ins are concerned. I don’t know if there’s something going around or if the wonderful weather we’ve had lately (70 degrees today…what? In December?) might play into some of the call-ins. I know, I know…I’m so cynical.
I went to work at 4 this morning and left at just a few minutes before 4 this afternoon…did get a lot done, but still have a lot left to do. I’m going in at 5 tomorrow morning, hopefully I’ll get everything done so I can take Wednesday off.
I tried talking myself out of stopping at PetSmart after work, but finally convinced myself to just do it. And I bought some new toys for the kitties for Christmas…well, that was the plan. I ended up giving them their gift early. Why do I have to be such a softie???
I really am going to try to go to bed early tonight…my body is tired and my muscles are aching…sleep…it does a body good…
- Early Morning Journal (christineevelynvance.wordpress.com)
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Posted on November 30, 2012 by run4joy59
…I mean it’s the official final day, hours, minutes, seconds of frenzied writing for a lot of people. I’m glad I finished a couple days early. As tired as I am tonight (worked 12 hours today and still didn’t come close to getting everything done) I think I would have been struggling to finish. Woohoo!! Maybe I’m finally learning some life lessons…like, oh I don’t know, don’t procrastinate? I think part of the allure of procrastination is the big adrenaline rush you get when you’re faced with an emminent deadline…okay, okay…that’s not really why I’ve procrastinated in the past…yes, I’ll admit it…it was laziness. There, are you happy? It’s taken me a while, but I’ve learned to start on projects early (or at least on time), so I’m not so stressed out when faced with a deadline.
Oh, and Spook reminded me, in a very soft, reasonable voice, that I’d neglected to let everyone know that she’s also an IU fan…
Filed under: NaNoWriMo | Tagged: cats, Indiana Hoosiers, National Novel Writing Month, Procrastination, writing | 2 Comments »
Posted on November 28, 2012 by run4joy59
Yep, I finally managed to complete my 50,000+ words for the month of November. I had meant to sit down for 3 sessions today, but ended up not getting any writing done at all. Then I sat down at around 6 pm and knocked out around 5000 words. And it was actually a really good stopping place. There are several more scenes I want to add. I kind of left out about two years of that little boy’s life. My plan is to have that novel be about the first five years of his life, then write the next one encompassing his growing up years. Hey, it’s good to have a plan, right?
I feel a sense of accomplishment and, yes I’ll admit it, relief that I finished. A big sigh of relief. Now maybe I can clean my house. Because when you’re working so many hours six days a week, then writing almost every night, something has to give. For me, that was housework. So I have some catching up to do. Too bad I didn’t do a better job training those crazy cats to clean house. They may not be much on housework, but they do like their basketball…Scout joined me watching the big game last night. And yes, for any of you out of touch with college basketball…the Indiana Hoosiers won once again! Oh yeah!
Filed under: basketball, NaNoWriMo | Tagged: cats, Indiana Hoosiers, National Novel Writing Month, Word count | 15 Comments »
Posted on October 29, 2012 by run4joy59
…yep, when you practically live in a zoo life is never dull. I was talking on the phone last night when Spook decided she didn’t want Scout sitting on the couch behind my head…there they go…screeching, clawing, running through the house! To listen to them, you’d think there would be at least a little bloodshed, but no, just a lot of noise and fur flying.
I woke up this morning with my knee throbbing so I decided to soak in a hot tub full of water before getting ready for work. It helped loosen things up a little, so that’s a good thing, right? Well, as I was drying myself off the water was draining from the tub. All of a sudden I heard a splash quickly followed by a second splash. Before I could turn around to see what had happened, the kitten jumped out of the tub and stood there looking at her feet. It was like she couldn’t figure out where all of that water had come from. Then, as all cats do, she had to shake each paw to try to get the water off. By the time she was done, the bathroom floor was soaked and I was laughing like crazy.
It’s a pretty good morning when you can get in a good belly laugh before you head out to work! Crazy little cats!
ahh…relaxation after an unexpected bath!
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Posted on October 11, 2012 by run4joy59
Kids and kittens grow up too fast, don’t you think? My little Scout is growing unbelievably fast…
She’s gone from being a cute little cuddly kitten…
Little Scout when I first adopted her
..to being a little chubby…I’ve never had a chubby cat…but I guess I do now! She’s now bigger than Spooky although she still allows Spook to terrorize her…one of these days…watch out Spook! Lately, Scout has taken to a new hobby…bird watching out the kitchen window. She’ll sit there for hours watching the birds at the feeders…can’t be because she’s hungry…look at her!
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Posted on October 6, 2012 by run4joy59
apple crisp (Photo credit: elana’s pantry)
…and checking them twice…no, wait! It’s not quite that time of year yet…close, but not quite.
I decided I was going to get a lot of work done around the house today, so sat down and wrote out a list of what I was going to do and the order in which I was going to do it. I was excited thinking I’d accomplish a lot of things I’d kind of been neglecting. Well…
The first two things on the list (baking an apple crisp and cleaning the kitchen) took almost three hours to finish. I love apple crisp, but I’d forgotten how long it takes to peel and slice all of those apples. I guess that’s why I don’t make one very often. And then I got distracted while I was cleaning the kitchen. The cats got into a fight (the first of several) so I had to break that up without getting scratched (a spray bottle filled with water works wonders with Spook….she hates that and, much as I hate to admit it, she’s usually the instigator in any fighting that happens). Of course, then I had to sweep the floor and wipe up water where they’d overturned their dishes.
After that, I cleaned a little more, then got distracted by looking through a stack of coupons (yes, many of them had expired…darn it). Then I cleaned a little more, carried some things upstairs where I got distracted once again by cleaning off the vanity in my bedroom (I’d been putting tax paperwork for next spring on the vanity with the intent of filing it later…now, why in the world do I do that? It takes no time at all to open up the file box and put the paperwork in the correct file…sheesh…).
Anyhow, after spending about three hours doing all of that, I decided I needed a break. Made the mistake of painting my nails. Of course, then I couldn’t do anything until they’d completely dried and hardened because what’s the point in doing your nails only to have them smudge or smear or dent?
Oh well…at least the apple crisp made the entire house smell wonderful!
- An Apple a Day….an Apple Crisp a day…? (runfull.wordpress.com)
- Hoarding Apples (themonstrumchronicles.wordpress.com)
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Posted on September 17, 2012 by run4joy59
aww..isn’t she sweet?
Yep, this is the same sweet little kitten I adopted a few months ago. I had to buy a new stability ball because she punctured the old one. Looks like it won’t be long before she does the same with this one. She’s trying to pull the plug out of it, but with this one it sits flush with the ball so she’s having a more difficult time getting it. I’m sure she’ll keep working at it until she figures it out. Oh goodie! Ahh…kittens…they’re just so darn rambunctious!
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